South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion
Each summer, South Dakota's rural electric cooperatives sponsor area students for the South Dakota Rural Electric Youth Excursion. This FREE four-day event takes place in Bismarck and Beulah, North Dakota.
“The Youth Excursion provides teens a fun way to explore the energy that powers their daily lives,” South Dakota Rural Electric Association Director of Communications Brenda Kleinjan said.
During the four-day all-expense paid excursion students will tour the power-generation facilities in North Dakota where a majority of the electricity they use is produced. Students will also participate in hands-on electrical experiments and attend social activities like swimming, shopping, and a riverboat cruise down the Missouri River.
Students from the Northern Electric service territory who attend Youth Excursion will be eligible to apply for the Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C. the following year. Youth Tour is a gathering of teens from electric cooperatives across the country and is held every June in the nation’s capital. Only Northern Electric teens who have previously attended Youth Excursion can apply for the all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.
To apply for Youth Excursion students simply have to fill out the registration form on this page.